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International Welcome & Orientation January 2019

International Welcome & Orientation January 2019

This January you will find the QUIC at our NEW Location: Mitchell Hall, 2nd Floor, 69 Union St.
Please note: Due to Winter Holidays, Queen’s Campus is closed Dec. 22 – Jan. 1 inclusive.

QUIC will re-open on January 2, 2019 with extended hours of operation:
Wed. January 2 – Fri. January 4 8:30am – 7:30pm
Sat. January 5 – Sun. January 6 1:00pm – 7:30pm

Activities Schedule:

Wednesday, January 2

10:00am – 11:00am Meet at QUIC for a Walking Tour of Campus: Student Services
The tour will focus on the range of services and support available to international students at Queen’s.
Student staff will lead the tour.

12:00pm – 2:00pm Academic Transition Information
Drop in to chat with the Intercultural Academic Support Coordinator about your academic transition to Queen’s. Agnes can answer your questions and help direct you to academic support resources.

2:30pm – 3:30pm Meet at QUIC for a Tour of the Athletics & Recreation Centre (ARC)
Meet in QUIC’s lounge, then our group will go over to the ARC for a guided tour of the facilities.

Thursday, January 3

10:00am – 11:00am Meet at QUIC for a Walking Tour of Campus: Student Services
The tour will focus on the range of services and support available to international students at Queen’s.
Student staff will lead the tour.

12:00pm – 2:00pm Academic Transition Information
Drop in to chat with the Intercultural Academic Support Coordinator about your academic transition to Queen’s. Agnes can answer your questions and help direct you to academic support resources.

2:30pm – 3:30pm Meet at QUIC for a Tour of the Athletics & Recreation Centre (ARC)
Meet in QUIC’s lounge, then our group will go over to the ARC for a guided tour of the facilities.

5:00pm – 7:30pm Games Night
Join us at QUIC for a fun event with games, activities and snacks. Student staff will lead the evening.

Friday, January 4

9:15am – 12:45pm Winter Exchange Orientation. Location: School of Kinesiology & Health Studies, 28 Division St., Rm 100
The Winter Exchange Orientation will provide a warm welcome to Winter 2019 exchange students in the Faculties of Arts & Science, Engineering & Applied Sciences, Law and the Smith School of Business. This session will introduce students to Queen’s University and important student services that will enable them to succeed and make the most of their exchange, such as: Queen’s University International Centre, Student Academic Success Services, and Student Wellness Services. Exchange students will have the opportunity to meet their Exchange Coordinator(s), hear from a student about studying at Queen’s, learn about social opportunities on campus, and get to know their peers.

12:00pm – 2:00pm Intercultural Training Information
Drop in to chat with the Intercultural Training Coordinator about your interests and the Certificate Program offered at QUIC, along with some opportunities and resources.

3:30pm – 4:30pm Meet at QUIC for a Visit to the Four Directions Indigenous Student Centre
To be confirmed soon. Meet in QUIC’s lounge, then we will walk to Four Directions together for a ‘Welcome to the Territory.’

5:00pm – 7:30pm Movie Night
Join us at QUIC for a fun event with movie-watching and snacks. Student staff will lead the evening.

Saturday, January 5

1:00pm – 3:00pm Meet at QUIC for a Walking Tour of Downtown Kingston
Meet in QUIC’s lounge, then we will walk together to explore beautiful downtown Kingston. After the walk you may decide to go skating on your own at the outdoor rink in the market square behind City Hall.

Sunday, January 6

5:00pm – 7:30pm Karaoke and Games Night
Join us at QUIC for a fun event with games, karaoke and snacks. Student staff will lead the evening.

Monday, January 7

12:30pm – 2:30pm Tea with Advisors
Get to know the QUIC International Student Advisors! Arthur and Amanda will be happy to answer any questions you may have.

Tuesday, January 8

12:30pm – 1:30pm ITS at Queen’s Information Session
Information Technology Services (ITS) and QMobile (cell phones) will come to QUIC to give a presentation about their services and offer helpful information. They will stay for questions and answers too.

5:30pm – 7:00pm Graduate Student Orientation
This is an interactive session. Participants will have the opportunity to explore issues that typically arise for graduate students and to become familiar with how resources and support services contribute to student success. The session begins with refreshments and the opportunity to socialize. Facilitated with the School
of Graduate Studies (SGS) and the Society of Graduate and Professional Students (SGPS).

Wednesday, January 9

9:30am – 3:30pm Social Insurance Number (SIN) Clinic – Day 1 of 3
Service Canada will be on site to issue a SIN for temporary residents to Queen’s international students.
Book your appointment in person at QUIC or by phone 613.533.2604. Have your student ID ready.

3:30pm – 4:30pm Tea with Advisors
Get to know the QUIC International Student Advisors! Arthur and Amanda will be happy to answer any questions you may have.

Thursday, January 10

9:30am – 3:30pm Social Insurance Number (SIN) Clinic – Day 2 of 3
Service Canada will be on site to issue a SIN for temporary residents to Queen’s international students.
Book your appointment in person at QUIC or by phone 613.533.2604. Have your student ID ready.

5:30pm – 7:00pm English Conversation Group
This is the start of the weekly program.
Join Canadian and International Students for conversation practice and chat about Queen’s.

Friday, January 11

9:30am – 3:30pm Social Insurance Number (SIN) Clinic – Day 3 of 3
Service Canada will be on site to issue a SIN for temporary residents to Queen’s international students.
Book your appointment in person at QUIC or by phone 613.533.2604. Have your student ID ready.

3:30pm – 4:30pm Learning to Love Winter Session
Join us for useful advice on how to thrive during the winter season; includes wellness tips and practical
daily living suggestions such as house heating, exercise and winter clothing.

Special Activity:

Wednesday, January 16

11:30am – 1:30pm Open House with Lunch
Social event organized for the university community to get to know the new QUIC space at Mitchell Hall!
Students, staff and faculty are welcome to join us for lunch.

There may be additional social activities for undergraduate exchange students that are offered by student groups through the NEWTS (New, Exchange, and Worldly Transfer Students Orientation), the Arts and Science Exchange Buddies, and the Exchange and Transfer Committee at Smith School of Business. Graduate students, please refer to the SGPS for additional activities.